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My Nose Is Always Stuffy At Night
Stuffy nose: I am not sure why you have "stuffiness" on one side every day, however, there is erectile tissue in the nasal membranes similar to the erectile tissue in our sex organs. These tissues when stimulated can give you the sensation of stuffy nose, however it usually vacillates back and forth rather than staying put. You may need to see an ENT to determine if you have septal damage or deviation. ...Read more
Had an allergy test which reports that I am not allergic to anything. However, my nose is always stuffy in my home and nowhere else. Was the test bad?
Vasomotor rhinitis?: It depends on what kind of allergy test was done. Skin tests in an allergist's office are the most accurate. These can even be negative though if antihistamines were taken or immunosuppressed for some reason. If your symptoms improve with dusting and mopping, then you may have a dust mite allergy. Vasomotor rhinitis feels like an allergic response, but isn't. There are chemical resp. Irritants ...Read more
My nose is always stuffy an I always seem to have a cold even on sumers 3 years already (i work in a fish procesor so its always cold) what's wrong?
I'm 7 weeks pregnant and its like my nose is always stuffy. ... But I still smell everything is this normal.
My daughter's nose is always stuffy, but I would like her to get the flumist. Can I give her a nasal spray decongestant before getting the flumist?
No need: There is no contraindication to getting the flumist with a stuffy nose. Just have your daughter blow her nose before the flumist. ...Read more
Ever since bad sinus infection 2 yrs ago, nose is always sensitive/stuffy. Often suddenly get stuffy, blow green stuff, then goes away in a day. Why?
Allergy or infection: Sometimes sinus infection can trigger nasal allergy. Stuffy nose for 2 years points to allergy and green stuff periodically may be a marker for mild chronic infection. Learn how to treat the cause of allergy than taking antihistamines etc. Visit us at www. Ehacstl. Com ...Read more
My nose is always blocked and I only breath through my mouth day and night. It's been like this for as long as I can remember, should I be concerned?
Blocked nose: There are several causes of nasal obstruction including congestion from allergies and anatomical issues, too. The only way to tell the cause is to have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist, ...Read more
Nose congestion: Nose congestion can be caused by several problems. Even if you don't think you have allergies, you could have them. Other causes of nasal congestion include a deviated nasal septum, enlarged turbinates, nasal deformity, nasal polyps or dry nasal crusts among others. Best way to get to the root of the problem is to see an ENT specialist who can make the right diagnosis and treat the problem. ...Read more
See an ENT doctor: An ENT doctor should be able to easily help you. By looking in your nose and taking a good history medical options and if necessary surgical options can be discussed with you. Stay away from over-the-counter decongestant nasal sprays as these will make your nose much much worse. ...Read more
Vasoconstriction: Vigorous exercise by stimulating the sympathetic nervous system could be constricting the blood vessels in your nose decreasing swelling. It is possible that vitamin c and bioflavanoids might be able to block histamine induced stuffiness when you are not exercising. Look at high histamine in foods as well. ...Read more
My nose is always semi blocked. I can breathe fully. I don't have cold or anything. What can be wrong? .
Some possibilities: Even though you can breathe "fully", that does not mean you could not have blockage higher up in the nose. Some possibilities are deviated septum high up near the middle turbinate, a nasal polyp arising from the lateral wall of the nose protruding into the upper nose. See an ENT doctor for a more specific diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
The inside of my nose is always crusty it started at the tip of my nose & makes my nose very sensitive to the touch. Can I use sudocrem?
Crusting: Get a tube of bactrian ointment and apply with q-tip 2-3 times a day. No nose picking. ...Read more
My nose is always dry and when I lay down I can't breath through my nose. As a result my throught is dry and hurts. Why could this happen?
Questions to ask...: The most common reason for nose bleeds at this age is nose picking. I would be concerned if the nose bleeds lasted >20 minutes. This could indicate a clotting problem such as low platelets. Frequent small nose bleeds could mean friable nasal membranes, which could be caused by dry air. Sometimes a little vaseline in nostril can help. See ENT if continues. Might need cautery of fragile blood vessel. ...Read more
Hey, I am suffering from cold almost everyday because of the weather changes here one of my nose is always blocked what to do?
Get checked out: Get checked out by an gent physician. You may also want to see an allergist to seeif you have any allergy. ...Read more
My nose is always red. When I say always, I mean always. What could be causing this and how can I treat it? I feel no pain, it is not swollen.
Nose: Good question. Many causes for this. You should see a dermatologist to evaluate it ...Read more
I don't have a cold but my nose is always around 80% blocked. Been like this as long as I can remember. I'm 19, male, never have a cold, healthy. Help?
Nasal polyps?: You could have nasal polyps or a deviated septum. Have someone, probably an ent, take a look in there. ...Read more
My nose is always red and peeling, and sometimes it hurts to the touch. Any clues as to what this could be?
Skin disorder: You have a skin disorder that needs to be seen make a diagnosis. See dermatologist. ...Read more
I had a procedure to take care of a ryno problem, about a year ago, and now, my nose is always hurting, and leaking blood?
See doctor: Would strongly recommend that you follow up with your surgeon. ...Read more
My nose is always really cold. An I constantly am suffering sinus pain & headache. Can my cold nose have anythin to do with it?
I am elergic to dust, and my nose is always stuck so please guide me a proper solution please its been six yrs of continous flu k?
I have a 7 year old daughter and after any type of sporting activity her face gets deep red but her nose is always stay white. Why is that? Thanks
I must assume...: YOU have the CONDITIONS listed. The head & face are rich with blood vessels. Blood vessels under the skin are the most visible. Many blood vessels dilate during physical activity. In some people (there's an inherited disposition) the face may become noticeable red, especially in those with fair skin. The skin of the nose has fewer vessels than the rest of the face & appears relatively pale. ...Read more
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